Recently some people offered to buy something if mine that I made way back when I was 12 years old. It was a simple wooden table. Obviously it is pretty sturdy and I did a decent job on joining the wood and inkaying a lighter centre section. Everyone had to take a shop class back then.
Since I’ve had this thing for ages, there was an obvious emotional attachment to it. Would like to keep it just because but then I thought real hard. I am in such a forward moving state, is holding onto something from my past a good idea? Does it help me grow or keep me looking back? Would giving it to someone else help them look forward? You know, if something I made can make someone else happy, who am I to stand in the way? Sure I’m proud that I have made something that has lasted, yet I will not let it stop me and I can always make another if I choose. Will probably be an improvement too.
So new owner, enjoy the table of my past. May it bring you much joy and utility as I have gained from it. I no longer need it.
Now, my ratty old teddy bear with a wind-up “twinkle twinkle little stars” music box inside it and some newspaper stuffing, is a whole other ball game! 😉